Senior Commercial Officer

Posting Date: 08 November 2019

Location: Bristol, Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Company: Babcock

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Senior Commercial Officer 28084                


Permanent role


About the role

Here at Babcock International we are looking to recruit Senior Commercial Officer to join our Marine Defence division at Bristol Business Park.


Working on a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, this area of the business works with a number of key clients, domestically and internationally. We’re based at a number of sites in the UK and overseas. The business continues to win new work and grow at a significant pace, as a result we are recruiting for talented, enthusiastic and driven people.


Your role will be to provide commercial support to the Marine Equipment business in the management of existing contracts, and bidding for new programmes of work. This will include both domestic and overseas customers, and your aim will be to ensure the financial and commercial interests of the Company are optimised.  You will support with the achievement of financial targets, and in ensuring that contractual obligations and associated risks are adequately dealt with.


Your key deliverables will include:


  • To support, manage and provide compliance to Prime Contract obligations in accordance with Delegated Authority approval and Commercial process requirements.
  • To work collaboratively with the project teams to provide commercial advice associated to the Prime obligations, subcontract and agreement risk mitigation and compliance activities and reporting during Contract execution
  • To act as a focal point of contact for customers and key stakeholders (internal & external) regarding contractual matters by establishing and maintaining a beneficial and effective customer relationships and communications
  • Provide support to reporting on Commercial business stream performance in accordance with agreed Service Level Agreements.
  • Provide support to the development of appropriate sub-contract arrangements that mitigate commercial risk through the application of appropriate flow down of terms and conditions or bespoke contracting methods.
  • To support the development of/ or propose a commercial strategy for proposals/tenders/variations that maximises the commercial position whilst delivering tenders and variations in accordance with competition rules and company processes and policies



What do I need to do the role?


We would like you to have experience in all or some of these areas:


  • Previous experience in a similar Commercial focused role – this could include Contracts Management, Supply Chain or Bid work also.
  • Working knowledge of MoD contract terms is highly desirable
  • Degree qualified in business, engineering or law discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • IACCM or MCIPS qualifications are highly desirable



What else do I need to know?


  • Permanent role
  • Competitive annual salary plus flexible benefits
  • Based at brand new offices in Bristol Business Park
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities




About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


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